Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE’s team reportedly asked witnesses about Michael Cohen’s involvement in the Trump presidential campaign and why he didn’t get a job in the White House, continuing even after the FBI raided Cohen's office and home in April.
The questions went on for weeks after the raids on President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE's former personal attorney were completed and into May at the very least, CNBC reports. Questions included if Cohen ever conducted personal business as an employee in the Trump Organization.
Last week, Cohen pleaded guilty to bank and tax fraud charges, as well as campaign finance charges related to the nondisclosure payment, which was made just weeks before the 2016 election.
Cohen said he did so at the behest of “a candidate for federal office,” not mentioning Trump by name.
Cohen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, has said that Trump did direct Cohen to break campaign finance law, but has also stated that Cohen’s word may be all that connects Trump to said violation. Davis is an opinion contributor for The Hill.